I am currently 25 weeks pregnant and really excited about continuing to prepare for baby’s arrival. One thing I’ve really enjoyed has been researching for and setting up my gift registries. This can be an overwhelming task for a lot of moms-to-be. There are so many baby stores, millions of products and way too many options!
I’ve done my best to solicit trusted feedback, find the latest designs and technology, and honestly evaluate whether these items will be truly helpful or just add clutter. I’ve curated down a list of well-designed, modern, simple, yet chic baby products that will be perfect for your little one’s first year.
Below is a list of some great places to register. I suggest picking at least one big box retailer. I chose Buy Buy Baby because I prefer their selection and love their abundance of coupons (you can use Bed Bath & Beyond coupons at Buy Buy Baby). I also set up a baby registry with Amazon.com. Not only does Amazon have a ton of products, but you are able to add items from ANY website, using their universal wish list button. I’ve added items from several other retailers, including some that don’t have registry systems. Here are some other retailers you may consider registering at:
- Babies R Us
- Buy Buy Baby
- The Land of Nod
- Pottery Barn Kids
- RH Baby&Child
- Right Start
- Serena & Lily
Thursday (October 10th), I will be kicking off the series with my picks for décor and organization. I will add a new category each week on Thursday, for eight weeks. I hope you’ll check it out, pass it along, or at least pin it for future use. And if you’re already a mom, please feel free to jump in on the comments section and add your own recommendations. I am sure my readers will love to hear them!
ONE // Black marble balloons! I am dying to throw a party just so I can use these chic party decorations.
TWO // I was introduced to Make Up For Ever about a year ago and I have fallen in love with their aqua eyes collection. I am about out of black eyeliner and about to check out this shadow essentials kit.
THREE // New-to-me jewelry designer, Deepa Gurnani, is wowing me with these feather-like earrings.
FOUR // I’ll be honest, Carter’s is not my go-to when it comes to modern, trendy baby clothing. But, I love this black and gold tunic, available JCPenney. Note: have you also seen that JCPenney now carries a Ted Baker for children line?! And also a special collection from my favorite NYC-based baby store, Giggle. Run, don’t walk.
FIVE // Looking for a good work tote for fall? This two-tone bag will go with everything.
SIX // Definitely out my price-range, but I can’t get over this perfect combination of stripes and polka dots. Why choose when you can have both!
SEVEN // I want to cover every plush surface in my house with black and white (and foil gold) geo-print pillows. It might be an unhealthy obsession. These are two of my favs right now: Nate Berkus for Target and Villa Home.
EIGHT // My friend and to & from business partner, Meg Biram, just opened an online shop. I love this print of the Capitol, even in the midst of this crazy political stalemale.
NINE // This chair may not be practical, but from a design perspective, Kelly Wearstler nailed it.
TEN // These heels might have to make an appearance at my baby shower. And holiday parties… And a couple of pre-baby date nights. In love.
I am back again this week, styling one of my favorite fall trends, leather, with T.J.Maxx.
Leather is huge this season. And I love how many ways you can wear it! On the top, I am loving structured blazers, cropped motos and, as seen here, the classic bomber jacket. Leather shift dresses, pleated mini skirts and skinny pants are also a fun way to wear this material. And don’t forget about the shoes and handbags. While shopping at T.J.Maxx these past couple of weeks, I saw a ton of leather, both real and faux, and of course, all at an amazing price point. You can especially luck out if you find a T.J.Maxx with Runway section. I saw so many of my favorite designer’s at my local T.J.Maxx here in Dallas.
I also managed to sneak a couple other of my favorite trends into this look – a plaid print and wedge sneakers. This outfit is the perfect fall uniform for me. Comfy boyfriend (maternity; I’m 23 weeks pregnant here) jeans, a loose button-down blouse and an awesome leather bomber jacket looks pulled together, while maintaining that comfortable, effortless look. You will definitely see me wearing these items all throughout the week.
The great thing about this leather jacket is that it goes with so much. I can dress it up with heels and a pretty dress; or give it some edge with a graphic tee and flat booties. It truly is the perfect find for fall.
Click below to see detailed shots of this look (and a better bump picture)!
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This trend has been around in the wedding and event world for some time, but I love how designers are bringing it home. This week, I am talking about laser-cut details over at TheNest.com. Click here to see my favorite items, along with all the source information.
For this post, I was was asked to find a “key fall fashion item” at my local T.J.Maxx and style it three ways. I am always on the hunt for a great pant and fell in love with this red, ankle-length pair as soon as I saw them. Slim ankle cut pants are right on trend this fall and I absolutely love this color. Also, you can’t really tell from the photos, but these are super comfortable and have an elastic waistband! Mind you, I am 22 weeks pregnant in these pictures.
I styled them in three ways – for the office, paired with a leather-trimmed blazer (also from T.J.Maxx), for date night, along with a black sheer blouse, a pair of designer calf-hair pumps and a gold tweed minaudière (all from T.J.Maxx), and for the weekend, with a baseball tee and statement necklace (my favorite T.J.Maxx find this week!). These pants are so versatile – you can literally wear them with almost anything this fall.
Click below to see detailed shots of each outfit!
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